|Breeder||W. G. Lyster III & Jayeff 'B' Stables|
|Owner||Michael Tabor & Sue Magnier|
|Johannesburg is a thoroughbred racehorse out of Myth by Hennessy. He was born around 1999 in the United States, and was bred by W. G. Lyster III & Jayeff 'B' Stables.|
Norfolk Stakes (2001)|
Anglesey Stakes (2001)
Phoenix Stakes (2001)
Prix Morny (2001)
Middle Park Stakes (2001)
Breeders' Cup Juvenile (2001)
European Champion 2-Yr-Old Colt (2001)|
United States Champion 2-Yr-Old Colt (2001)
|Horse (Equus ferus caballus)|
|Last updated on April 1, 2007|
Johannesburg (foaled on February 23, 1999) is a Kentucky-bred United States and European Champion Thoroughbred racehorse. He was trained by Aidan O'Brien at Ballydoyle, and now stands at stud at Ashford Stud near Versailles, Kentucky, the American arm of the giant Irish breeder Coolmore Stud. For a time, he shuttled between Ashford Stud and Coolmore Australia near Jerrys Plains, New South Wales for the Southern Hemisphere breeding season, but as of 2009 stands exclusively in Kentucky.
Johannesburg was unbeaten as a 2-year-old, winning 7 races, 4 of them Group 1s, including the Phoenix Stakes, Prix Morny, Middle Park Stakes and Breeders' Cup Juvenile, with a devastating display in the latter. For his performance in the 2001 racing season he earned the Cartier Award for Two-Year-Old European Champion Colt.
Retired to stand at stud at Ashford Stud his first crop of 2-year-olds competed in 2006, with 3 of his 14 runners winning Graded stakes races, including the Group 2 winner Hamoody and Scat Daddy, winner of the 2007 Grade I Florida Derby.
|Storm Cat||Storm Bird||Northern Dancer|
|Island Kitty||Hawaii||Utrilo II|
|T. C. Kitten||Tom Cat|
|Yarn||Mr. Prospector||Raise a Native|